Ventilator-supported communication: A survey of speech-language pathologists

Emi Isaki, Jeannette D. Hoit

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Questionnaires regarding ventilator-supported communication were sent to 150 speech-language pathologists in the United States. Fifty-seven questionnaires were completed and returned. Results indicated that respondents had had little or no graduate course-work in ventilator-supported communication; rather, the majority of their education and training had come from on-the-job experience and through continuing education opportunities. Respondents reported that the three most common speech and/or voice problems in ventilated patients were related to speech loudness, speech duration, and vocal quality. To enhance communication in their ventilator-supported patients, they used a wide variety of strategies and assistive devices. Finally, many respondents provided suggestions for future research in ventilator-supported communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-273
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech and Hearing


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